Owner says…

“We’ve never had any issues. We’ve been in good standing,” said the owner. “To us, it felt like you’re being stabbed in the heart with a knife.”

He said it’s hard for him to believe that all of the products they took had THC levels above 0.3%. He explained that while he processes some of his own products, he also buys from suppliers. He said each purchase and process goes through a certificate of analysis from each supplier that shows the amount of THC per product.

 

 

Menomonee Falls police and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department raided a CBD store in Menomonee Falls on Tuesday.

In a release, the Sheriff’s Department said it started investigating Superstar Buds after a non-fatal overdose involving two small children from a product their parent said was from the store.

The store owner tells 12 News he was unaware of the overdose and keeps all of his products in child-proof containers.

The release also states the department tested several products, and some contained THC levels around 20%. The legal limit in Wisconsin is 0.3%.

Superstar Buds is licensed under the Department of Agriculture Hemp Program. The owner tells 12 News discrepancies or concerns with THC levels goes through the department through that Hemp Program. He said he did not hear from the department but instead was raided by dozens of officers at his store and home.

“They skipped over the department of agriculture,” he told 12 News. “As us being a member of the program, we’re protected by the department of agriculture program, where if we have a product that tests over the limit it is the department of agriculture’s job to remedy the situation, meaning they contact us, they let us know our product tested over the limit, they give us the chance to remove the product, we remove the product, we comply.”

The raid caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to his inventory. The shop is in shambles. Several customers stopped by while 12 News was there. They asked how they could help, and set up a GoFundMe to rebuild the store and help with legal fees.

The owner faces five felonies.

“We’ve never had any issues. We’ve been in good standing,” said the owner. “To us, it felt like you’re being stabbed in the heart with a knife.”

He said it’s hard for him to believe that all of the products they took had THC levels above 0.3%. He explained that while he processes some of his own products, he also buys from suppliers. He said each purchase and process goes through a certificate of analysis from each supplier that shows the amount of THC per product.

“As a hemp processor there is a certain amount of trust that we are putting into our sources,” he said.

The Waukesha County sheriff did not confirm if the samples taken from the search warrant have heightened THC levels. The release indicated those samples, at this time, are believed to have illegal amounts of Delta-9 THC.

The owner said he believes all his products are compliant and hopes he can continue his business for his customers that use product for chronic pain.

The Sheriff’s Department will turn the evidence over to the District Attorney.

https://www.wisn.com/article/cbd-store-raided-waukesha-county-sheriff-investigates-after-two-kids-overdose/36018186